Tomorrow belongs to…

Filing.

Dealing, or beginning to deal with the files at home is making realize that I need to deal with my files here – sloppy and disconnected. I’m yawning now just at the thought of organizing my piles of paper her,probably because I can’t do it in the way I like to at home: sitting on the floor, lying down, wandering around and generally looking foolish while I pick away at the problem.

Going through the boxes of loose documents I did yesterday was shocking, because it meant that I ran across documents from just about any time from the last twenty years or so – in some cases longer. I found absurd letters from ex lovers, grant applications, meeting minutes from The Bergenfield Bears Lodge, copies of the zine “Thrift Score”, performance scripts, and many receipts. As I was doing it I was talking to my mother about her inability to get my aunt to deal with her piles of stuff. So now I can see how far it can go. I found notes for projects that I never executed, drawings people had given me, loan agreements and many announcements for shows. By not dealing with this stuff, I was cutting my self off from acheivements as well as committments. I realize that email has killed the postcard, something I loved getting and sending. I have a much stronger impression of the texture of my life, but experienced through random jumpcuts. I suppose the next phase is to put it in some sort of chronology. I wonder what that will reveal…

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  1. I sense a man on the cusp of making lists! You might want to consider a Palm pilot…once past the learning curve, it’s like having a reliable short-term memory all over again!

  2. I sense a man on the cusp of making lists! You might want to consider a Palm pilot…once past the learning curve, it’s like having a reliable short-term memory all over again!

  3. i keep all my zines, including old issues of thrift score, in magazine containers purchased at ikea. i used to keep them in empty cereal boxes that i cut like magazine containers but they weren’t sturdy enough.

  4. i keep all my zines, including old issues of thrift score, in magazine containers purchased at ikea. i used to keep them in empty cereal boxes that i cut like magazine containers but they weren’t sturdy enough.

  5. go in late at night
    turn the heat up
    strip naked
    eat chocolate
    sit on the floor
    with a movie on the box
    music play over it
    fuzzy bunny slippers
    candy in your mouth
    and hot cocoa

    thumb through it
    and make a pile
    to burn outside
    by the copious apples

  6. go in late at night
    turn the heat up
    strip naked
    eat chocolate
    sit on the floor
    with a movie on the box
    music play over it
    fuzzy bunny slippers
    candy in your mouth
    and hot cocoa

    thumb through it
    and make a pile
    to burn outside
    by the copious apples

  7. I am so proud of you.

    Rather than focusing on the stray things in your files that never came to pass, you might focus instead on the accomplishment of finding a way to successfully deal with them, as well as what that accomplishment portends for your present and future satisfaction.

    I’m here to help, when you need me. Refiling crates of old records at the Center Archive is giving me all kinds of ideas.

  8. I am so proud of you.

    Rather than focusing on the stray things in your files that never came to pass, you might focus instead on the accomplishment of finding a way to successfully deal with them, as well as what that accomplishment portends for your present and future satisfaction.

    I’m here to help, when you need me. Refiling crates of old records at the Center Archive is giving me all kinds of ideas.

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